Job Description: Dental Nurse
As a member of the practice team the Dental Nurse receives the patient into the surgery and
prepares them to receive dental treatment. At the direction of the dentist materials will be
mixed and suction of the mouth provided. Staff members receive 28 days paid holiday calculated
pro-rata for part time, with extra sessions for long service. Nurses are covered under the Practice Indemnity arrangements. Staff are paid by electronic transfer at the end of the month and are
offered enrolment in the NEST Pension scheme.
The nurse will;
Be within the surgery for chaperone purposes
Assist the dentist as directed
Record via computer treatment carried out
Be responsible for the aseptic state of the surgery
Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
Being committed to patient well being this practice has a firm No Smoking policy within the
Arrangements for supervision & Training
The nurse works under direct supervision, training is often provided "on the job", including via
the monthly staff meeting. As a GDC registrant it is required that you keep your CPD hours up.
However the practice also arranges for staff to attend courses at the local hospital or
alternative venues. Attendence at such training is encouraged,staff are normally paid for their
time to attend such and the practice pays the course fee.
The post holder is expected to be vaccinated in accordance with current Department of Health
- 27 East Street, Blandford, Dorset. DT11 7DU
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